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, the timing is fortuitous. in the very week that palestinians applied to the united nations for recognition. a significant step towards the fulfillment of yasser arafat's life work. after arafat's death, experts warned after so many years definitive answers are likely to remain elusive. >> sreenivasan: swiss, french, and russian experts will examine the samples. palestinian officials said it will take at least three months to obtain any results. four women in the u.s. military filed suit in san francisco today, challenging the pentagon's ban on women in combat. they charged the ban violates the u.s. constitution and blocks women from key promotions. they also said that, in fact, women are already serving unofficially in combat units. this is the second such lawsuit filed this year against the military. greece dodged another financial bullet today, with a new infusion of bailout cash. european leaders and the international monetary fund agreed to release $57 billion in loans after 3 weeks of negotiations. the money will help greece stave off bankruptcy, recapitalize its banking industry, and
in government circles. >> reporter: on his release, he will be given 34 lashes. this fall, the united nations human rights office declared that iranian authorities have embarked on a "severe clampdown" on journalists and human rights activists in a run-up to next june's iranian presidential elections. the iranian delegation to the u.n. dismissed the report as unfair and biased, and said the republic has worked wholeheartedly to realize the rights of its citizens. in an email to the newshour, the iranian u.n. mission claimed the report leveled "general allegations in the absence of authentic and reliable evidence aimed to serve propaganda." the communication also stated that political parties "enjoy the right of freedom of speech and free activities", and the iranians accused the u.s. of "a long list of gross and systematic violations of human rights, both at home and abroad." regime critics say they risk years in prison for their actions. abdolfattah soltani, an attorney and co-founder of the defenders of human rights center, tried to represent leaders of the minority b'hai faith. his daughte
, that left four americans dead. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> rice considered a top candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state has been criticized by top republicans for initially saying the attacks in benghazi were not terror attacks. >>> more than 18,000 people will soon be out of a job. now that a judge approved the liquidation wednesday of iconic hostess brands. the company will be shutting down operations immediately after failing to reach a deal with a striking bakers union. but don't say good-bye to the twinkie just yet. hostess says it's optimistic buyers will swoop in to produce some of the most popular products. >>> and if you were one of the millions of people who hit the road or rails this thanksgiving, let's hope you were not stuck in this mess. thousands of cars were ba
of the largest national organization of dreamers, united we dream. they will be planning their next effort, advocating for immigration reform legislation that will bring them and their families out of the shadows once and for all and give them a chance to earn their way to legal status and citizen thp in america. -- citizenship in america. one part of this immigration reform, the dream act is near and dear to me but i want to see comprehensive immigration reform before it is over. we know if we pass the dream act, it will help the economy, creating new jobs and economic growth when the talent of these young people, as they come out of high school and college is brought in our economy. in my home state of illinois, by 2030 the dream act will contribute $14 billion in economic activity, and dreamers would create up to 58,992 new jobs. i come to the floor to tell their stories. they used to hide in the shadows. they didn't want to talk about who they were because they were undocumented and afraid to be deported. many were deported. but i came to the floor to tell the stories of those who had
and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. in the days ahead the united states will work with our allies here in egypt and across the nation, improve conditions for the people of gaza and move towards a comprehensive peace for all people of the region. >> john: and we do hope that is the outcome of this. and again, i say both sides cautiously, because if you want to have people hate you on the media, talk about this conflict. i was called a terrorist sympathizer, and a bought and paid for puppet of the israely machine within a 24-hour period. i'm on the side of anyone who is willing to side this conflict non-violently. that's what i care of. shamoan perez was asked if israel was ready to make a deal. here was his response. >> i reject completely this proposal [ inaudible ] and i reject completely [ inaudible ]. >> john: and he is right, hamas and a lot of our friends in the middle east has got to recognize israel's right to exist. hamas is rejecting the deal because of the blockades staying in place and because they want to control their own borders. i h
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to violence as a victory. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu thanked the leadership of the united states for its unwavering support leading up to the truce. president obama called netanyahu to say no nation should have to tolerate rocket attacks. supporting israel's right to defend itself. but hamas claimed a major win from the cease-fire saying from now on, if israel respond to attacks by bombing gaza, hamas will strike. >> the whole state of israel is a frontline. there is no front and back. >> reporter: case in point that bus bombing which left dozens injured and struck one of the busiest areas of the city across from the israeli national defense headquarters. >> there was at least a package or possibly a suicide bomber that planted a device. >> reporter: as the delicate cease-fire takes hold the temporary goal for both sides to prevent more injuries. and the white house said it hopes to use the cease-fire to help israel strengthen its internal security including addressing the smuggling of weapons into gaza by hamas. mark greenblat, abc news, new york. brandi, rob, back to you
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)